Financial Accountant

Are you a  CCAB-qualified accountant with a working knowledge of current UK GAAP? If so, we would like to hear from you.

The Finance Department is responsible for the National Theatres accounting, finance and budgeting requirements, including the recording and monitoring of income and expenditure, maintenance of adequate financial controls, preparation of budgets, internal and external financial reporting and compliance with tax and other regulations. The work of the department is varied and includes giving professional financial guidance to other departments; processing payments for set and costumes; ensuring actors and management staff are paid; processing takings from the trading outlets; and producing statutory accounts to be filed with Companies House.

We are currently looking for someone to manage the day-to-day operation of various finance functions within the Finance Department, to supervise the monthly close process, to manage workflow to ensure deadlines are met and that financial information is processed in a timely and accurate manner, taking a lead on all aspects of the department’s work, providing technical advice and support to the team and to internal clients as a senior member of finance team, and to support the Financial Controller and Deputy Finance Director in their roles. 

You will have excellent technical accounting skills, including a thorough grasp of the concept of double entry, profit and loss statements and balance sheets, including accounting for accruals, prepayments and accrued and deferred income and the ability to confidently challenge the status quo and problem solve, suggesting and demonstrating new innovative ways of working to the team where appropriate; follow improvements from conception through to completion.

Please note that applications can only be considered if they are submitted through the National’s Online Recruitment System, and returned by the closing date.

The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is: 9am, Monday 18th December 2017.

For any queries, please contact the HR Department by emailing:

The National Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all sections of the community and in particular those which are currently under-represented at the NT including BAME & disabled candidates.


HR Department




You will have the ability to set up, operate and develop efficient office systems, to prioritise tasks within competing work demands and to meet deadlines and the ability to deal confidently and positively with a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds in writing, face-to-face and over the phone.

Hours: 35

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time

Department: Other

Pay Range: £36,000 per annum

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 18 December 2017

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